Definition of feeding frenzy in English:

feeding frenzy

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  • 1An aggressive and competitive group attack on prey by a number of sharks or piranhas.
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    • This seemed to trigger the sharks into a feeding frenzy.
    • I have seen sharks in a feeding frenzy, turtles fighting and shoals of fish so large that they blocked out the light from the surface, but this spectacle beat them all.
    • Years later, I found myself swimming backwards through the water while Stuart induced a feeding frenzy of Caribbean reef sharks by free-baiting the water with tuna meat along my path.
  • 1.1An episode of frantic competition or rivalry for something: the remark caused a media feeding frenzy
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    • The media feeding frenzy will, indeed, be massive.
    • Such an arrest would not normally arouse the media feeding frenzy that ensued.
    • He knows a coordinated feeding frenzy of epic proportions has just begun.

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